New Approaches to E-Reserve book cover

New Approaches to E-Reserve

Linking, Sharing and Streaming

Aimed at academic library practitioners, this book describes how e-reserve services can evolve and adapt to the changing virtual learning environment of higher education. New approaches discussed include: the integration of subscribed, free, and copyrighted resources within course management systems; innovative employment of open URL link resolvers to connect e-reserve with library e-resources and services; video streaming within course documents; and the creative use of bibliographic software to produce customized reading lists. New Approaches to E-Reserve includes detailed descriptions and extensive step-by-step illustrations in order to provide readers with the tools needed to implement the techniques covered within. These combine to offer practical insight into common issues faced by academic institutions worldwide. In addition to an overview of practices and an update on new developments in e-reserve, a discussion of strategy, policy and organizational change extends this book’s relevance to a much broader theme: the strategic management of current and future technological changes in tertiary education.

Paperback, 224 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84334-509-1

Contents

  • Introduction: How e-reserve responds to a changing user culture and copes with issues and challenges; Overview of e-reserve: History and scope; Access and delivery of e-reserve (1): Blackboard - how resources are integrated within a course management system; Access and delivery of e-reserve (2): Creative approaches - how software designed for other purposes can be adapted or utilized; New digital media formats: Streamed video; Challenges and issues; Possible strategies: Collaboration, integration and interaction are the keystones for survival or expansion of e-reserve service.

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